Tabor House opened in September 2017 as Birmingham’s only permanent night shelter for people experiencing tough times on the streets. It has continued to develop its services as an accommodation project that helps support people into employment and independent living.
Launched by iShelter, the project provides a safe and welcoming environment for guests; with meals, showers and laundry included in their stay. In addition to our strength-based mentoring programme, which helps guests identify and reach their goals. We’ve supported over 100 guests since opening and continue our work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Guests are referred to Tabor House by our Outreach Worker, Derek, or via our partner agencies, which include Let’s Feed Brum and SIFA Fireside.
Once at Tabor House, a review is conducted to better understand the challenges of moving our guests into a more permanent living situation. They are supported by a trained Volunteer Mentor, who will continue to see them on a weekly basis for at least three months even after they’ve left Tabor House.
At Tabor House, we are committed to do everything that we can to enable each of our guests to take control of their lives and take steps towards securing independent living accommodation and employment.
To do this, Tabor House is the only accommodation project in the city to take a strength-based approach. This means that our mentors and volunteers will be seeking to find our guests’ personal skills and passions, and empower them to make positive steps in their lives.
Our Volunteer Mentors and Shift Leaders have been trained by national homelessness charity, the Mayday Trust, to use this innovative approach.